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Fixing Calgary’s Food Waste

By Rebecca Dickson Calgary is becoming a mecca of sorts for food lovers and consumers. In the past few decades our restaurant scene has flourished as the city’s growing diversity of palates infuses our local ingredients with international flavours and many of our top chefs create entire dining experiences centered on sustainable, locally-sourced menus. However, […]

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Snapshot: 2015 Urban Design Invitational, Bridgeland-Riverside ed.

Active Neighbourhoods (ANC) has been engaging Bridgeland-Riverside since July 2014 to find out the good, the bad and the “meh” of its public spaces, engaging over 600 residents and business owners and 22 organizations. Wednesday’s 2015 Urban Design Invitational, Bridgeland-Riverside edition, was the professional design workshop phase of the project. Using data and community feedback gathered by […]

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Calgary’s Public Art Walking Tour

By Sydney Honsberger-Grant Photos By Grace Honsberger-Grant Art: that elective you bemoaned in junior high, or the theme of all too many boring museums. It can sometimes be difficult to recognize the arts amidst pretentious critics and excessive air conditioning, but there is no denying that art can have a profound and positive value in […]

Review of Calgary's new cycle tracks

Review of Calgary’s New Cycle Tracks

By Kate Beck Calgary’s new cycle tracks through the downtown core have been a major topic of discussion this summer. There have been many positive reviews, some mixed reviews, and some negative reviews, so I decided to go check the new cycle tracks out for myself. Like we’ve done in the past with some of […]

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Bridgeland – What is the Community Saying?

  “Bridgeland has more diversity, we fit in here as a family.” For the last year, Active Neighbourhoods has been working with residents, business owners and the community association in Bridgeland to engage citizens in the planning and development occurring in the neighbourhood and improve the community’s access to active transportation options. We have collected a […]

What makes a good neighbourhood?

What Makes a Good Neighbourhood?

By Leanne Junnila | 4.15.2015 What makes a good neighbourhood? It seems we aren’t sure anymore. Much of the time that we could be spending enjoying leisure time is instead spent behind the wheel of a vehicle or in front of the television. We are forced to commute by vehicle to work and when we […]

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Playable Cities: Where to Play in Calgary

Cities around the world are beginning to realize that playgrounds may not be enough to keep residents and visitors engaged and enjoying public life. We are beginning to see musical swings at bus stops in Montreal, an interactive play museum in St. Louis, and slip and slides down city streets in a number of cities around the world, but what does […]

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Five Fast Facts – Playable Cities

1. Playable Cities Rethink the Purpose of Our Cities Playable Cities is an idea that puts people and play at the heart of the design of the future city and encourages residents and visitors to rethink services, places and stories in our cities. Playable Cities breaks away from the idea that cities must focus only on […]

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Part 3 of 3: What can Calgary learn from Edmonton’s WinterCity Strategy?

Photo Credit: Edmonton Journal http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Edmonton+adopts+winter+city+strategy/7479071/story.html Calgarians don’t like to admit that Edmonton has us beat in some respects, but in terms of designing a city strategy that aims to create a vibrant, well-functioning winter city, we think Calgary could take a few pointers from our rival to the North. Edmonton’s WinterCity Strategy The City of […]